Compressor Release Time

Sets the length of time the compressor takes to return the gain reduction back to zero (no gain reduction) after crossing below the compression threshold. Very short release times can produce a choppy or “jittery” sound, especially when compressing instruments that have a lot of low-frequency components, such as a bass guitar. Very long release times can result in an overcompressed, or “squashed,” sound. For more information on Compressors, please refer to this article.